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Financial finances business mergers acquisitions paperwork

Lending declines £1.5bn for construction firms in six monthsSubscription

Bank lending to construction companies has dropped by £1.5bn in six months – the longest such decline since 2011.

Bev Dew finance director Kier

Kier FD: 'We’ll be shorted until after Brexit'Subscription

Exclusive: Kier’s finance director has claimed traders will continue to hold short-selling positions in UK’s second-largest contractor until there is certainty over Brexit.

Circle Square Manchester work in progress May 2018

North-west output growth eclipses UK averageSubscription

Construction output in the North-west is growing 10 times faster than the national average, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics.

Kelly Tolhurst minister for small business

Late payers threatened with government investigationSubscription

Minister for small business Kelly Tolhurst has told MPs that Prompt Payment Code signatories who do not adhere to its terms will be investigated.

Carillion: Big four accountants face competition probe

Carillion: Big four accountants face competition probeSubscription

The Competition and Markets Authority has launched a review of the audit sector in the wake of Carillion liquidations and concerns over conflict of interest in the sector.

Analysis